‘Yes’ sounds nice. ‘No’ is just hard.
‘I’m busy’ is not always true. Sometimes, we’re not busy. We just simply don’t want what we’re being offered.
But I read this thing: Instead of telling yourself ‘I don’t have the time’ try saying ‘That’s just not a priority right now.’ And see how it feels.
If it feels right, you won’t have the guilt while saying ‘no’ or ‘not for now’.
And if it doesn’t feel right when you say ‘That’s just not a priority right now’, you know you want to say ‘yes’ and make time. Because, somehow, it is really important to you.
So, hey, do you want to –
– go shopping this weekend?
– throw a party?
– learn something new?
– buy a new home?
– spend some time with your Mom/ Dad?
You get the drill. 🙂 Hope you’ll try this the next time you’re about to say ‘I just don’t have the time’…